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Museum Arbeitswelt Steyr : Tree of Heaven Woodshop

working_world.net


Museum Arbeitswelt, Steyr, Austria
permanent collection since 2005
www.museum-steyr.at
(German language site)


The Museum Arbeitswelt (Museum of Labor) in Steyr, Austria, commissioned a city portrait of Detroit for its reopening in 2005. The permanent exhibition „working-world.net“ is dedicated to the dramatic changes in working environments in a globalised economy.






Ten vessel sculptures lathe-turned out of laminated blocks of wood. The outlines are based on various statistics relevant to Detroit. The time frame is 1985 (base) to 2005 (top). The data has been provided by Jason Booza, Wayne State Univ. 


Homicide per 100.000 Inhabitants
2004: 42,41
1985: 56,91 


Teenage Pregnancies per 1.000
(No Data before 1989)
2005: 113,3
1989: 201,8

Building Permissions
One-Family-Houses
2005: 302
1985: 0

Vacant Lots
City of Detroit without Suburbs
2005: 4.648 ha
1985: 2.339 ha 


Employment Car Industry (black Pop.)
% of total Work Force
2005: 1,3%
1985: 1,6%


Employment Car Industry (white Pop.)
% of total Work Force
2005: 1,1%
1985: 1,1% 


Unemployment
City of Detroit without Suburbs
2005: 14,1%
1985: 13,5% 




Also:

Population Development
City of Detroit without Suburbs
2005: 892.304
1985: 1.115.659


Age Pyramid
(white Population)
in 5-Year-Intervals
0 to 4 Years: 3,1%
over 85 Years: 0,8% 


Age Pyramid
(Hispanic Population)
in 5-Year-Intervals
0 to 4 Years: 4,4%
over 85 Years: 0,4%